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they believe will come out on top. >> the countdown to joe biden and paul ryan's faceoff in danville kentucky, has begun. the vrnings p. candidates are preparing to go -- the v.p. candidates are preparing to go head to head on the heels of last week's first presidential debate. >> i think the v.p. debates are very important and paul will do a good job but joe biden is incredibly gifted when it comes to debating and understanding policy. and he's a good order. >> after president obama's poor showing against mitt romney in denver this past week, democrats are counting on biden to pull out a win. >> vice president biden will do very, very well. he knows what's been going on. he's in touch with the american public. and i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> romney's former debate coach gave his opinion on how the next debate will go. >> i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the who is and said look, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. >> i think both men will be very
to downplay expectations. how about this time? >> the countdown to joe biden and paul ryan's's face-off in kentucky has begun. they're preparing to go head to head on the heels of last week's first presidential debate. >> i think they're important. i think paul will do a good job. i think joe biden is incredibly gifted when it comes to debating and understanding policy. >> after obama's poor showing in denver democrats are counting on biden the palau -- pull out the win. >> he knows what's going on and he's in touch with the american public. i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> from a's farmer debate coach give his opinion on how the next will go -- romney's former coach gave his opinion. >> we did not go after him so you need to turn up the heat. >> biden says he's ready. foreign and domestic policy issues will both be in play. it's the only vice-presidential debate before the november 6th election. >> another note, the presidential candidates are out campaigning while their running mates are preparing for the debate. romney is spending a third day in florida and
much more coming up on the nats later in sports. beaten.year-old was >> i am bob ryan. some fog. i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. these appliances could have been made here in america. but a company called global tech maximized profits by paying its workers next to nothing... under sweatshop conditions in china. when mitt romney led bain, they saw global tech as a good investment... even knowing that the firm promoted its practice of exploiting... low-wage labor to its investors. mitt romney - tough on china? since when? we are learning more tonight least one attacker who elderly man. >> this was in silver spring. tom roussey spoke with the victim's family. is live with bold efforts to find those responsible. >> this man was walking in the parking lot a couple of nights ago. walking, he was attacked. family says his attacker or drag him behind these dumpsters. he apparently crawled out of there. morning, his own -- his own son found him in of where that car as part. it. cannot believe >> her family want -- his family of personat kind beats a 72-year-old man. >> he came
night, joe biden and paul ryan go head-to-head in their one and only debate. both are lowering expectations for themselves and inflating them for their opponent. biden says the ryan has been straight forward during the campaign and ryan is praising biden. analysts will watch this debate closely because of the president's performance, which disappointed some people, last week. and remember you can see the vice-presidential debate on abc7 thursday night beginning at 9:00. >> and we're following developing news tonight where there may be a major break in the case of a missing teenager. this afternoon searchers found a body in a wooded area near where bryan glenn's car was found last week. he went missing after dropping his brother off at school. his car was found next day. >> as a parent, my heart was breaking for his family. so, i said, you know what? nothing is more important today than to come up and look for this boy. >> police have not yet identified the body or the cause of death. >> new information on a desperate -- on a deadly-officer involved shooting in woodland. someone
is turning up the heat. romney and paul ryan are on the campaign trail in swing states. we have a live picture from ohio where paul ryan is taking the stage. mitt romney' foreign policy speech is making waves. >> mitt romney shifted his focus today to foreign policy. >> policies have not been able to the best examples of world leadership. nowhere is this more evident than in the middle east. >> the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue after some of his recent perceived missteps including his initial response to the attack on the consulate in libya. used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. he had a bit of a swagger. he is riding a wave of momentum from last week's debate. the poll taken after the denver showdown has the race tied among registered voters. president obama had a five-point advantage three days leading into the debate. voters overwhelmingly said ann romney won the debate. that is the biggest debate when ever recorded by gallup bigger than bill clinton's over george bush. president obama is expected to raise more than $
and news, out.ing bottom of the fourth. ryan zimmerman at the plate. he smashes his 25th home run of the year. a solo shot ties the game up at 1-1. bottom of the eighth. michael. he gets his term. to the right. rounding the bases, he actually hurt his hamstring. they now get a few days off starting the course season -- the postseason. >> we will not worry about who are going to-- play or where. remiss do not the story ofbly the day for many local sports fans. teddy won. in his post-game interview, yes, he had one. he smiled. they will be chairing the team on. -- cheering the team on. the orioles wrapping things up in tampa. baltimore has to win tonight for at the title. if new york loses, and they win, they will be tied with the yankees. the two rivals will play a game. the redskins host the atlanta but the homenday, advantage may actually be of sorts fore a seven-game losing fedex.at two interceptions. a win will not be easy. you can bet the offense is out for. to watch ryan is playing extremely well. big receivers they have, those guys are playing great. d is a total team effort
.s. history. >> he will visit virginia today. he and paul ryan holding a rally tonight with a country singer. president obama will return to the campaign trail. he will speak in denver and at wisconsin iny of madison. vice president biden visiting iowa. stay with abc 7 for complete of the presidential race. atk for us online as well wjla.com. >> per vigil tonight to remember of the sniper attacks 10 years ago. it's at the united methodist n gaithersburg to honor the 10 people died during the three weeks. john allen mohammed and lee boyd malvo were convicted. malvo is serving a life sentence in a virginia prison and his accomplice was executed. funeral mass today for a two sonsoman and her o were shot and killed by the father.'s family members and friends your last night for petersons. her husband albert killed his taking his own life. funeral is at 10:00 a.m. in reston. >> important news for job- seekers. job fair today in arlington 10:30 until 2:00 p.m. at on north fortn at. drive jobs will be available in maintenance, retail, and more. fever.izing bieber >> and now more from linda bell. us
at nationals park. 300 local middle school kids are supposed to have a baseball clinic here with ryan zimmerman but it was canceled because of the weather. we hope that the the weather will not cancel tonight's game. two games left and then the playoffs. >> at least the younkersyoungsters have a playoff team to root for. today on the campaign trail, the running mates are carrying the load while obama and romney prepare for tomorrow night's debate. there is a tall hall at the clinton county courthouse where paul ryan will appear in burlington. ann romney will appear in colorado in a little while. vice-president biden will take the stage at an event surely in charlotte. it's the first of his two plans stops in north carolina today. michelle obama has a speaking appearance in cincinnati. early voting started in ohio this morning. more shots fired in maryland. protesters urging people to vote against question 7 on the november ballot. some of the protesters may have had an ulterior motive. brianne carter has the story from upper marlborough. >> with their signs and shirts, dozen people showed up ou
for that team to get hurt and be out of a game like that. >> you have to give matt ryan a whole lot of credit. 345 yards passing today. are you ready to say, though, texans the only other undefeated team. are you ready to say the falcons are the best team right now? >> no, the 49ers ran rough -- what they did today to buffalo out in san francisco, and that's too embarrassing losses for the bills this season. phenomenal effort by the 49ers. i will go houston and the 49ers, if you want to talk nfc and afc for the best teams. >> check out jason's -- there's a crusty hotdog for you. there you go. >> i don't want to eat after you. here. >> i can't fit it all. >>> time in the latest news right now. the nfl picks competition. and we are joined here as we always are, by the kpheurb. >> whatever. we will get to the standings, but first, jack, remind us of the features games. no more notre dame talk, okay? >> future games. jason touched on some of them. the falcons and the redskins and the eagles and the steelers, and miami at cincinnati and seattle at a rather disappointing carolina. >> for the week i
ryan. mitt romney will hold a rally tomorrow. the president will be in vienna, va. tomorrow. monday, governor romney is back with a speech in lexington, virginia. our coverage of the day after nhe debate continues o wjla.com. we have local reaction. what you thought as the debate on with their instant reaction and the latest updates from the campaign trail. >> police said the together a they believehe man salted five women in springfield -- a sketch of the believed us all to five women in springfield. on last two attacks happened hidden avenue. e other three in the nearby area. we showed the sketch to residents of the arab today. the community is that -- of the today. is on high alert. strong was released from jail. gonzales is now charged with murder.d accused of beating the 72- old man with a baseball t last month in an effort to take his wallet. the victim was hospitalized. >> a day in court for a young man involved in a fiery police pursuit in chevy chase. you might remember three people died in the crash. the fourth person in that car is trial for car theft. brad bell is live a
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talking about the debate for a couple days. then all about vps, paul ryan and joe biden, debate next week and see where the debate conversation goes. that is certainly going to be maybe more interesting than tonight's was. >> expect a little more fire from the vps. >> little bit. >> little more entertaining. thank you, care ken. a long day, live for us this morning in denver. thank you again. stay with abc news for indepth debate analysis. senior washington editor rick klein will have political observations here coming up later in this half-hour. >>> president obama hoped to put osama bin laden on trial, that is a cording to a new book out later this month. the book quoting the president saying, mr. obama thought he would be in a strong enough political position after bin laden's capture to put bin laden on trial in the u.s. if bin laden survived the navy seal takedown. the president expecting bin laden going down fighting the book "the finish" on sale in 12 days. >>> the administration says there is evidence that stiff economic sanctions against iran are working. iranians protested in th
like that. >> he says romney will be specifics like how his budget will something paul ryan was on today. >> we need answers. why are you not more specific? >> when you get in a math conversation, it can take a little while. >> this is deadly earnest. >> republicans say the debate the president's economic policies and high .nemployment rate >> we have been able to build largest grass-roots army in the commonwealth. >> is there an advantage here? romney has the benefit of multiple debates in the primaries. the president has the edge in public opinion polls. the news poll shows 51% say the will the ft mitt debate.n the that matches up with is an abc news washington post poll. you can watch the debate right on abc 7, be it the beginning tomorrow night at 9:00. -- beginning tomorrow night at 9:00. >> vice-president to candidate will appear at an evening.s romney appeared at a rally in today and now in the air on virginia. he will reportedly stay in that next weekt ready for for rice -- vice presidential debate. >> we are on storm watch. clouds are still hanging around this hour.
against the plan. rg iii and the quick option play up against atlanta's matt ryan. he has 11 touchdowns this season. he has thrown two interceptions but the skins' defense need to wrap it up. meriwether was supposed to return last week before he injured himself in a pregame warm-up. the d already has the players and now they need to step it up for the four-0 falcons. >> we cannot ask them to do that 15 games in a season. that carried us the first half of the season. now is up to us to get it right for the second half. >> after a happy retirement, pat summit says she is felt forced out after her diagnosis of alzheimer's. she was the coach for 38 years. david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in marylan it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven kee m
disappearance of 17-year-old .ryan glenn he vanished after dropping his brother off at school. on surveillance video at dunkin' donuts on fairfax circle. his car was found nearby at the park. his family says that there's no activity on his cellphone, his social media, or his bank account. a funeral service this marymountr the university professor struck and killed by car in the district last week. was hit while dog.ng the the driver suffered a medical .mergency and ran off the road memorial service is at 11:00 morning in northwest. prince george's county police of ao sort of the details shooting involving an officer. a domestic dispute sunday night bladensburg. when officers arrived, they with a knife.man when the officers ordered him to it, he refused and approached the officer with the weapon. the officer shot him twice in the abdomen. the suspect was taken to hospital with non-life- threatening injuries. officer was not injured. >> the presidential candidates remain on the campaign trail this week. mitt romney back in virginia, speech atill give a the virginia military institute. >> preside
is moving into the region. ryan joins us with a at what we can overnight and tomorrow morning. it has been an unusually cold day. a couple of spots set records, strange records. this is finally beginning to out, it's a lot of the out towards the northeast. leftovertill see some chilly rain showers are around reston. it will be happening as we sleep. morning, there will be light sprinkles. mid-emperatures into the 40's. remember, be careful. it is dark when a lot of youngsters are heading out to buses. l be cloudy was some sprinkles, may be some fog. i will tell you more when i join you in a few minutes. the cold weather sent f people into a deep freeze rights inside their s.me alexandria tell us only did their building management not turn on the heat, the air-conditioning was still on. >> despite there being a chill air, the air-conditioning still remains on. soon after we get -- we got thatved, we are hearing the heat will get kicked down tomorrow. heaterve kept my space 24-7. >> she turns on the stove in her small apartment. this allowed the resident does not want her to use her name. is
good day if you want to get out on the national mall. >> there is a big change coming. bob ryan is here. >> it has been a bit of the humid pattern. skies are clearing, it is a beautiful afternoon. nothing on doppler, our temperatures will be taking a little bit of a dip tonight. 79 right now, hagerstown. here is the effect you are noticing. northwesterly winds, much lower humidity. it is a beautiful day on top of skyline drive. the big changes, one more really warm day and then watch out. >> the washington nationals way to find out whether they will play atlantic or st. louis. while they wait, the preparations for playoff baseball are in high gear. sam ford is outside nationals park. >> there will be at least one playoff game here in d.c., and that is next wednesday. if the nationals keep winning there will be more. if there are more games, the city has to do more to handle the record crowds. each day a playoff game is played in d.c., it will cost up to $75,000. triple the number of police officers in the immediate area of the stadium. >> you will see a lot of people not coming to the s
are coming. this could come with some rain for the weekend. bob ryan has what we can expect. >> here in the weather center, what a wonderful day. i would like to talk about today. we would like to have it for saturday and sunday. above 80.ature is right now is 81 degrees. no sign of the big chill to come. look at the temperature right detroit. chicago was 49 degrees. that cold air, there is the cold front through ohio. the big effect will be on sunday. to the redskins game, but no luck. beautiful temperatures come into the 70's. in a fewin you minutes. for sunday. >> thank you for the warning. breaking news for montgomery county. where a taught there has after aen to hospital near drowning. the 1-year-old fell into an pond.ntal crusade the child was breathing when taken to hospital. -- crews say the child was when taken to the hospital. isthe football team's kicker missing. since not been seen monday morning. it sparked a massive search effort. she has the latest on that search. jennifer? was supposed to be a happy time of celebration. you can see the homecoming is under way. now --
a stop in ohio and iowa. vice-president joe biden and republican nominee paul ryan are debate onfor a thursday. outside, 45 degrees. wet. >> still ahead, the mother of accused murderer george gets her first television interview. i believe in the beginning that he was innocent. i believe in the beginning tit's time to get real about what happens in the bathroom. and start talking about what you really want from your toilet paper. it's time to talk about clean. feeling clean is so important. i use quilted northern. quilted northern soft and strong is stronger than the leading value brand, for a confident clean. when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- tuesday morning,
pressure is now on vice president biden, a win by congressman paul ryan could create a dynamic of energized challengers squaring off against tired incumbents. and, diane, vice president biden is in debate prep holed off in a delaware hotel reading the book that ryan co-authored contract young guns" and practicing the attack lines the president did not use. there is more room for vice presidential candidates to use those attack lines because their approval ratings do not matter as much. diane? >> jake, as you said, the pressure really on and governor romney tried to keep it coming today taking aim at the president's foreign policy and abc's david muir is here with that. david? >> governor romney with harsh criticism saying hope is not a strategy. so tonight hear romney's speech and we ask what are the real policy differences? mitt romney with harsh words for the president offering his own view of a greater american role ound the world. >> our friends and allies across the globe don't want less american leadership, they want more. >> reporter: perhaps the biggest distinction, on syria. romney
in the second. and so does joe biden against paul ryan in kentucky. >> it's all about the unundecid voters. we have one more jobs report after this one. let's assume that the economy remains tepid and growing slowly. how much does a small drop in the unemployment rate help undecided voters? >> it creates a psychological barrier, breaking below 8%. and the issue is less the actual number than the trend. and the fact is we're moving in the right direction. not as fast as some folks would like. but it gives reason for hope. again, this is a statistical tallsman that tells people we're moving in the right direction. >> talk about the vice presidential debate coming up this thursday. is that likely to have any impact on the interior of this race? >> it could have one. if paul ryan wins this debate, that gives the romney camp a strong argument. mitt romney trying to move towards the center. there's going to be a lot of fireworks. you have a policy wonk in paul ryan. you have joe biden who is everyone's uncle, for better or worse. >> who knows what he'll say? >> every little bit matters. 30 days away
with that thought in the morning. bob ryan will look at that for a spirit? that is true. it will be one of those mornings where sunspots will be relatively good visibility by the response, let me show you how the fog will roland. -- roll in. here is the current visibility. less than a mile. it is really some locally dense fog. for tomorrow morning posses rush hour bad visibility. there could be morning flight de for small morning, heading out to work, some early morning fog. that will mean some delays, i think. plan accordingly by the time we get into the afternoon, it may feel more like august. tomorrow morning i think somebody delays. ? we will be back to you in a bid for that. meanwhile, there is a new showdown. the redskins rolled the dice now by taking a very public stance. it supports question 7 garrett? a neighbor is being helped, the national harbor. j. kidd fourth with the latesay with the latest. ? >> if this ballet initiative is successful, it could pave the way for a casino here in national arbor. -- harbor. the washington redskins are endorsing question 7. the initiative will allow
. we have joe and mr. ryan going at it. >> that will be interesting. you think if they had britney spears as a moderator, that might have been a little more interesting, she would have broken it down, instead of jim lehrer. >> whatever it takes to keep american's attention. >>> foreign news this morning, u.n. security council is condemning syria after artillery strike on a turkish border town that killed five civilians. syria apologized. fears of cross border war triggered protests. police used tear gas and water cannons to barack reak up prote thousands. >>> struggling to put out a wildfire. the fire fueled by bone dry conditions quickly scorched 150 acres. some people in shelton, 40 miles from seattle, were forced from their homes. others were put on notice to be ready to get out. >>> american airlines is canceling dozens of flights just before the holiday weekend. as it scrambles to fix loose passenger seats. airline executives are not blaming the problem on its own work force. they claim it is a combination of wear, poor design and spilled soda, can you believe that, causing se
vulnerability. most voters believe he favors the rich. and obama tried to portray the romney/ryan plan for medicare in that light. >> when you move to a voucher system, you are putting seniors at the mercy of those insurance companies. and over time, if traditional medicare has decayed or fallen apart, then they're stuck. >> reporter: for his part, romney zeroed in on what may be obama's big vulnerability, the unpopularity of his health care plan and the sense that he took his eye off the economic ball when he pushed for it. >> i just don't know how the president could have come into office, facing 23 million people out of work, rising unemployment, an economic crisis at the kitchen table and spend his energy and passion for two years fighting for obama care instead of fighting for jobs for the american people. >> reporter: president obama and governor romney have been battling it out on the stump, barnstorming the swing states and flooding the air waves with increasingly negative ads. >> obama quietly ended work requirements for welfare. you wouldn't have to work and wouldn't have to
performance that's rallied republicans. paul ryan, taking away from his own debate prep. >> last night, america got to see the man i know. a leader. >> reporter: the president, meanwhile, in the battleground leaning his way, wisconsin. speaking before a crowd of more than 30,000, his biggest crowd of the campaign yet. more energized than during the debate. >> when i got on the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. but i know it couldn't have been mitt romney because the real mitt romney's been running around the country for the last year, promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that favor the wealthy. >> reporter: many supporters asking, why wasn't the president tougher? why no mention of romney and his comments about the 47%? the people romney said he could never convince to take personal responsibility. romney offering new explanation for those comments overnight. >> why didn't president obama bring that up? what would you have said if he did bring it up? >> clearly, in a campaign with hundreds, if not thousands of speeches, and question and answer sessions,
admission that the middle-class has been hurt by the obama administration's policies. congressman paul ryan pounced. >> of course the middle-class has been buried, buried by regulations, buried by taxes, buried by borrowing, they're being buried by the obama administration's economic failures. >> biden later tried to dig himself out. >> the middle class was buried by the policies of romney and the ryan supported. >> reporter: except for debate prep, a politics-free day for contenders. romney had lunch at chipotle. president obama paid a visit to the hoover dam. both have spent hours in debate sessions and both have challenges. aide say the president is working on keeping his answers short to not sound like professor obama. in order to win over undecided voters, romney needs to appear relatable and offer specifics on his agenda. >> he has to find something more than just discussing how bad the economy is or blaming the president for how much the economy continues to struggle. >> reporter: all the prep works come done to just 90 minutes. both candidates, one stage in a high-stakes showdown. k
. saved two runs. defying gravity with that catch. bottom of the seventh. bases loaded. ryan mathis gets allen craig to ground into the 6-4-3 double play. nats get out of a huge, huge jam. and then top of the eighth still 2-1 cardinals. tyler moore hit a soft little blooper to right. it is in there. it's enough to get it done. michael morse and ian desmond score. nats take game one. some natitude with the dramatic comeback from behind the 3-2 finish. >> we've had guys all year, and i feel blessed to help us out a little bit and able to get those extra two runs that we needed and shut the door. >> i don't think we stole one. i think we earned one. we fought in that game. in every way. just like we have all year long. >> to get the first one is -- we got a chance at tomorrow. and we got jordan going. which has been good all year. and we feel pretty good about things right now. that's for sure. >> and the orioles and yankees are tied at two in the seventh inning up in camden yards. beltway baseball. >> what a crazy, exciting day. >> all right. tha
, and beside him, paul ryan celebrating romney's debate last night. tonight, new questions about whether or not romney is trying to modify his message a bit with that much larger audience. starting onto a different denver stage today, mitt romney, his sons leading the applause, reveling in their father's debate performance. >> the american people last night were given a choice. >> reporter: how did romney get ahead last night? by aggressively taking on the president, part of the romneys stra. >>>. moments like this one, as the two debated the debt. >> but in my view, the president should have grabbed it, if he wanted to make some adjustments to it, take it, go to congress, fight for it. >> that's what we've done. made some adjustments and we're putting it forward to congress right now. >> but you've been president four years. >> reporter: on that stage in front of a much broader audience than usual, romney doing something else. appearing more moderate. on cutting taxes, even for the rich, the tone, different. during the primary -- >> i said today, we're going to cut taxes on everyone, ac
raising taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> reporter: paul ryan pounced. >> vice president biden, just today, said that the middle class over the last four years has been quote buried. we agree. that means we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney as the next president of the united states. >> reporter: the vice president later said that the middle class pain was due to bush policiepol. the debate symbolizes a problem for the president. the economic collapse happened under bush, but four years later, families are still hurting. many in the middle class are barely treading water. all fodder for tomorrow night's debate in denver. the first lady is make her way there. first she stopped in ohio. where early voting began today. >> are we going sit back and watch everything we worked for and fought for to just slip way? >> reporter: ann romney got to colorado before her. >> we have a debate comes up. we're excited about that. we're focused. >> reporter: family members' nerves are on edge, as josh romney confided to diane in august. >> i hate the debates.
long for paul ryan to pounce on that comment. >> vice president biden just today said that the middle-class, over the last four years has been, quote, buried. we agree. that means, we need to stop digging by electing mitt romney. >> reporter: the latest abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race for president is still very close, which means every word and gesture tonight could impact the election. brandi hitt, abc news, denver. >> thanks to brandi hitt. abc's coverage of tonight's debate begins at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> now, we turn to the trouble at american airlines. and actually progress on two fronts this morning. there is new movement in the bitter labor dispute between the airline and its pilots union. and also, the mystery of the seats that came loose during three, separate flights may have been solved. abc's tahman bradley is tracking all of the developments. good morning, tahman. that safety issue with those loose seats. what are we hearing now? >> reporter: well, rob, american airlines is now blaming the loose seats on clamps that were not installed properly. e
by losing candidates. they know the stakes are huge for the debate. this is brand-new terrain for paul ryan. biden has more pressure on him now than ever because of the man at the top of the ticket's poor performance last week. >> we'll all be watching. rick klein with the bigger picture, thank you. this right here one on one, george and diane at the dafk and jake tapper and me at the debate hall and martha raddatz moderating the debate beginning at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. >>> we move on tonight to a key issue for many voters in the electric, the soaring price of gas. now at a record for this time of year, averaging $3.81 nationally, that's up 3 cents in the past week and in california, lo look at this, 4.65. we're asking what's going on in california and are we about to see a turning point with those prices. here's abc's brandi hitt with that tonight. >> reporter: california drivers are beyond frustrated -- >> i didn't even get like ten gallons in $43. >> it's ridiculous. my car right here takes almost $100 to fill it up. >> reporter: -- as they face a second straight day of r
ryan got some unexpected debate prep of his own with a reporter from our flint, michigan, affiliate. >> the best thing to help prevent violent crime in the inner cities is to bring opportunities in the inner cities. to help teach people good discipline, good character. that is civil society. that's what charities and civic groups and churches do, to help one another. >> and do that by cutting taxes? with a big tax cut? >> those are yours, not mine. >> thank you very much, sir. >> yeah. that was strange. >> reporter: the obama campaign, also seeking to mock mitt romney for his pledge to eliminate funding for pbs, by portraying him in a tv ad, by personally going after big bird. the ad says, mitt romney taking on our enemies, no matter where they nest. george? >> we've not seen the end of that. jake, thank you very much. >>> diane sawyer and i will have live coverage of the next big debate. the v.p. candidates go at it this thursday, at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. >>> let's go to josh and the other top stories. >> good morning, all of you. we're going to begin with new information on
by tax policies put in by republicans. ones that romney and ryan want to go back to. but criticism of what's happened to the middle-class over the last four years is one that ryan and romney jumped on. >> matthew dowd, what is a win for each candidate tonight? >> mitt romney has to show up and be confident, compassionate and connect with the audience. but really, he has to put the president on the defensive. he needs to turn this race into a referendum on the president. >> and the president? >> i think the president's all about his mannerisms and his style at this point. i think he can't come across as irritable. he can't come across as impatient. he has to act that he wants to be there, maybe with a lot of smyt smiles. he can't come off out of touch. >> do you think the moderator, jim leher comes up? >> i think mitt romney would make a mistake if he brought it up. >>> let's get to josh elliott and the rest of the morning headlines. >> we're going to get to the desperate scene in northwest minnesota. half of a town forced to flee as wildfires threatened homes there. heavy winds and
ryan, your running mate, is that we would give a voucher to seniors and they could go out in the private marketplace and buy their own health insurance. the problem is that because the voucher wouldn't necessarily keep up with health care inflation, it was estimated that this would cost the average senior $6,000 a year. now, in fairness, what governor romney has now said he'll maintain traditional meld care alongside it. but there's still a problem, because whapgs t happens is, th insurance companies figure out who are the younger and healthier seniors? they recruit them, leaving the older, sicker seniors in medicare and every health care economist who looks at it says, over time, the traditional medicare system will collapse. and then, what you've got is, folks like my grandmother, at the mercy of the private insurance system, precisely at the time when they are most in need of decent health care. i don't think vouchers are the right way to go. and this is not my -- only my opinion. aarp thinks that the savings that we obtained from medicare bolstered the system, lengthen
verses during games. now, headed to court. ryan owens has the story. >> reporter: in this small texas town, they worship two things. god and football. so, perhaps it only seemed natural the cheerleading squad without paint bible verses on the banners the players run through for every game. >> we find it encourages the boys. >> reporter: but it apparently offended someone. the unidentified person complained to an atheist group saying the bible banners advocated a particular religion. and that's unconstitutional. >> it's not a christian school. and they cannot misuse their authority. >> reporter: in response, the school superintendent forced them to stop the scriptures. so, the cheer leaders put down the pom-poms and picked up a phone. calling the attorney. he says that the banners are not school-sponsored. that the girls came up with the idea by looking at the social networking website, pintest. >> it was student-led. >> reporter: this community is cheering for the cheerleaders. signs of support are all over town and online. this facebook page dedicated to their fight now has nearly 50
changed and changed numbers as well. >> i think, paul ryan's fourth debate since he has been in congress. definitely new to that game. joe biden has been around, 40-plus years in the senate. >> a long time. pressure on both. for sure. >> it will be high drama. one month after the deadly attack on the u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans in benghazi we were learning more about security fears leading up to the assault. state department documents show the u.s. embassy in libya asked for a four-month extension for a 16-member security team and the team's commander tells abc news, that ambassador chris stevens wanted the security force to stay even longer, past august. but no request was actually received. in fact, a request for an extension past august, it was, never made even though it had been confirmed and it was granted. but they had never actually put that request through. but tragic, if indeed that request was never made. >> conditions in the country were worsening. of course, 9/11 a vulnerable time for us here domestically and interests abroad. interesting too what congr
.p. candidates, joe biden and paul ryan go at it this thursday, 9:00 eastern, 8:00 pacific. >>> and new information this morning about that attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that did kill the u.s. ambassador. abc news has retained a memo that raised questions about whether the state department rejected warnings from its own staff. jake tapper joins us this morning with those details. good morning, jake. >> good morning to you, josh. that's right, this memo details all the way that they thought the operations were vital. and the commander told me he wanted to stay past august and ambassador chris stevens wanted them to stay as well. >> reporter: in the memo obtained exclusively by abc news, the embassy in libya did not mince words requesting that the state department keep the 16-member security support team in the country. quite simply, we cannot maintain our existing levels of embassy operations without a continued support team present, the memo says. that request was granted. after that, security in libya deteriorated further with western target attacks. now the commander of the se
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